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From Stephen Colebourne <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r620651 - /commons/proper/pool/trunk/src/java/org/apache/commons/pool/impl/
Date Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:00:49 GMT
I agree with reversion.

This is an attempt at low level performance optimisation, and that is a task better suited
to the JVM and Hotspot.

It is highly unfortunate that tools have ever highlighted this as being an 'issue' that needs
'fixing'. All the advice I have been hearing recently, and it corresponds to how I now write
code, is that you should write the correctly designed code, and just allow Hotspot to sort
out issues. Only if you find a specific problem should performance tweaks like this ever be


----- Original Message ----
From: Phil Steitz <>
Thanks for the explanation. I would, however, like to ask that this
change be reverted and a JIRA ticket be opened to evaluate this API
change.  If real performance improvements can be demonstrated, we can
consider either exposing this private inner class or removing it.


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